A California businessman who has donated over $1 million to Democrats, including President Obama, has been indicted in federal court for a laundry list of infractions.
Two sealed indictments were handed down against Kareem Ahmed, the CEO of Landmark Medical Management, and 15 associates, TPM reports.
Ahmed is accused of running a kickback scheme involving a topical cream his company developed. One indictment alleges that Ahmed would pay doctors who handled workers’ compensation cases to prescribe the cream. The scam ran from 2009 to 2013 and involved the filing of false insurance claims, according to TPM, which obtained the documents.
According to Southern California Public Radio, Ahmed paid doctors a total of $25 million to dispense the “transdermal cream.”
The involuntary manslaughter allegation involves Ahmed and two others — a pharmacist and a doctor. The three “did unlawfully and without malice kill Andrew G. (a minor), a human being, in the commission of a lawful act which might produce death, in an unlawful manner and without due caution and circumspection,” the indictment reads, without providing much other detail.
In 2012, when TPM first reported on Ahmed’s business practices, he reportedly told the news outlet “I’ve got the White House on notice.”
If Ahmed did indeed have such access to the White House, it likely would have stemmed from the massive amount of money he funneled to President Obama and other Democrats.
Records show that he donated $1 million to Priorities USA, a political action committee founded by Bill Burton and Sean Sweeney, two Obama campaign officials.
The website CampaignMoney.com, which tracks political donations, shows that Ahmed also donated $75,800 in total to the Obama Victory Fund in 2012. Other beneficiaries of Ahmed’s generosity include the Majority PAC and the House Majority PAC, which both received $100,000 from the alleged scam artist.
Ahmed donated to a number of Democratic senators and representatives, including $5,000 to Florida Sen. Bill Nelson’s 2012 re-election campaign. In 2013, he contributed $5,200 to Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey’s coffers.
Ahmed also gave California Rep. Brad Sherman a total of $7,500 in 2012.
That seemingly merited a shout of from Sherman on the House floor. On June 27, 2012, the politician hat-tipped Ahmed and another doctor in attendance who, said Sherman, “show such leadership of the Muslim community in the Los Angeles area.”
According to TPM, Ahmed claimed in a 2012 interview with the outlet that California Rep. Nancy Pelosi was his “best friend.”
A spokeswoman at Landmark Medical Management told TPM that the charges against Ahmed are baseless and she expects his full exoneration.
A request for comment submitted by The Daily Caller to Priorities USA, Ahmed’s largest beneficiary, was not immediately returned.
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